Berlin E-Prix: Da Costa dominates frantic race on FE return

Antonio Felix da Costa survived late energy issues to score victory on Formula E’s return in Berlin as DS Techeetah teammate Jean-Eric Vergne slumped from second to 20th. Da Costa sealed back-to-back series wins with a 5.5-second advantage over late beneficiary Andre Lotterer, despite crossing the line with marginal useable energy remaining.   A fine start for both DS Techeetah […]

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Pirelli downplay risk of softer tyres for 70th Anniversary GP

Pirelli are sticking with their decision to bring softer tyres to the 70th Anniversary GP despite the late failures at Silverstone. For the British Grand Prix Pirelli brought the hardest tyre compounds in their range for the demanding Silverstone circuit, those being the C1, C2 and C3s. The front-lefts are known to take a pounding at the Northamptonshire track, but […]

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Charles Leclerc: F1 'great' Lewis Hamilton must be shown 'respect'

Charles Leclerc says he has only “respect” for Lewis Hamilton who he sees as one of the “greatest” F1 drivers of all time. Hamilton has collected six World Championships in his illustrious career, contributing five of the six titles in Mercedes’ current record-breaking run of six Drivers’ and Constructors’ doubles in a row. And just when hopes were rising that […]

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F1 News: Di Resta on standby for McLaren in Silverstone

Paul di Resta will be on standby at McLaren for this weekend’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone after undergoing a seat fitting for the team on Wednesday. McLaren has an agreement with Mercedes to share its reserves – Stoffel Vandoorne and Esteban Gutierrez – should regular drivers Carlos Sainz or Lando Norris be ruled out of the race weekend. […]

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Kubica ‘paid heavy penalty for inexperience’ on DTM debut

Formula 1 race winner Robert Kubica says he and ART “paid a heavy penalty for inexperience” on his DTM debut at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit last weekend. Kubica has moved to the DTM in 2020 after losing his Williams F1 seat to Canadian Nicholas Latifi, and drives a BMW M4 operated by single-seater powerhouse ART. Not only is Kubica completely new […]

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Berlin E-Prix: Da Costa takes dominant pole from Vergne

Antonio Felix da Costa scored a critical third Formula E pole position for the first Berlin E-Prix with a stunning lap to beat his DS Techeetah teammate Jean-Eric Vergne. The points leader set the fastest time of the day with a 1m06.799s to pull a clear 0.322s margin over Vergne, who still snared his best qualifying result of the season […]

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Mercedes: DAS didn’t play any role in F1 tyre failures

Mercedes has “categorically” ruled out its dual-axis steering (DAS) system playing a role in the tyre failures suffered by both its Formula 1 cars towards the end of the British Grand Prix. Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton both suffered front-left tyre failures in the closing stages of Sunday’s race at Silverstone, costing the team a 1-2 finish. Bottas’ […]

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Charles Leclerc feels a 'responsibility' to pull Ferrari up

Charles Leclerc has spoken about his “obsession” for Ferrari and feels it’s his “responsibility” to pull them out of their difficult situation. The Scuderia warned pre-season that their SF1000 wasn’t strong enough to take the fight to Mercedes at the top, and that has certainly been the case with Ferrari spending more time battling the leading midfield teams such as […]

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Haas 'hired three engineers' to design brake ducts

As Racing Point appears before the F1 stewards, Guenther Steiner has revealed Haas hired “three engineers” to design its brake ducts. As of this season every Formula 1 team must design and build its own brake ducts. Last year, though, they could buy them. Haas brought Ferrari’s and Racing Point bought Mercedes’. But given that Haas run current Ferrari parts […]

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